In July 2019, we tested several Casper mattresses: the Essential (now called the Element), the Casper, the Wave, and the Casper and Wave hybrids, in a 35-person blind test. Two of the mattresses stood out: the all-foam version of the Wave and the entry-level Essential (Element). Testers praised the plush support of the high-end Wave, while also opting for the cushiony, entry-level Essential over the middling Casper original.
However, in March 2020, the company tweaked its existing line by perforating (punching small holes in) some of the foam layers, reducing the number of layers in certain models, and adding a stretchier mattress cover made of recycled polyester (from plastic bottles) and upcycled cotton. A Casper spokesperson told us that these changes enhance cooling while maintaining the mattresses’ same cushiony feeling. Because of current social distancing rules, we can’t confirm this description in stores or at our testing site in New York City. So in the meantime, we’ve gathered details from Casper’s product development team in an attempt to better understand what each model does and doesn’t offer. We’re sharing that information here, with plans to update this guide once we’re able to actually try out the new versions of the mattresses.
Source: NY Times – Wirecutter